JP2009537950A - Combined wedge-shaped tap connector - Google Patents

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JP2009537950A
JP2009537950A JP2009511068A JP2009511068A JP2009537950A JP 2009537950 A JP2009537950 A JP 2009537950A JP 2009511068 A JP2009511068 A JP 2009511068A JP 2009511068 A JP2009511068 A JP 2009511068A JP 2009537950 A JP2009537950 A JP 2009537950A
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    • HELECTRICITY
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    • H01RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
    • H01R4/00Electrically-conductive connections between two or more conductive members in direct contact, i.e. touching one another; Means for effecting or maintaining such contact; Electrically-conductive connections having two or more spaced connecting locations for conductors and using contact members penetrating insulation
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    • H01R4/5083Clamped connections, spring connections utilising a cam, wedge, cone or ball also combined with a screw using a wedge
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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
    • H01R4/00Electrically-conductive connections between two or more conductive members in direct contact, i.e. touching one another; Means for effecting or maintaining such contact; Electrically-conductive connections having two or more spaced connecting locations for conductors and using contact members penetrating insulation
    • H01R4/28Clamped connections, spring connections
    • H01R4/38Clamped connections, spring connections utilising a clamping member acted on by screw or nut

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An electrical connector assembly for a power transmission system includes a first conductive member having a first hook portion and a first wedge portion. The first hook portion extends from the first wedge portion and is configured to engage with the main conductor. The second conductive member has a hook portion and a wedge portion. The hook portion extends from the wedge portion and is configured to engage with the tap conductor. The wedge portion of the first conductive member and the wedge portion of the second conductive member are configured to be nested with each other, and are fixed to each other by hand without using a special tool.

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  The present invention relates to electrical connectors, and more particularly to a power connector that mechanically and electrically connects a tap conductor or distribution conductor to a main power transmission conductor.

  Power companies that build, operate, and maintain elevated and / or underground distribution networks and systems use connectors that branch the main transmission conductor and supply power to distribution conductors, sometimes referred to as tap conductors To do. The main power line conductor and tap conductor are typically high voltage cables having a relatively large diameter. The main power line conductor is different in size from the tap conductor and requires a specially designed connector component to fully connect the tap conductor to the main power line conductor. In general, three types of connectors are widely used for such purposes: bolted connectors, compression type connectors and wedge connectors.

  The bolted connectors typically use die cast metal connector components or connector halves formed as mirror images of each other, sometimes referred to as clamshell connectors. Each connector half defines opposing grooves that receive axially the main power conductor and the tap conductor, respectively. The connector halves are bolted together to secure (clamp) the metal connector component to the conductor. Such bolted connectors have been widely recognized in the industry primarily because of their ease of installation, but such connectors are not without inconvenience. For example, correctly attaching such a connector often relies on the predetermined torque requirements of the bolt connection in order to fully connect the main conductor and the tap conductor. Such torque requirements may or may not be achieved in practice. In addition, even if the bolt is initially tightened to the proper torque, over time, the effective clamping torque is significantly reduced due to the relative movement of the conductor relative to the connector component or the compressive deformation of one or both of the cable and connector component. There is a risk.

  Instead of using separate connector components, the compression connector has a single metal component connector that is bent or deformed around the main power conductor and the tap conductor to clamp the conductors together. Such compressed conductors are generally available at a lower cost than bolted connectors, but are difficult to install. Hand tools are often used to bend the connector around the cable. Since the connection quality depends on the relative strength and the skill of the installation operator, the connection quality may vary greatly. Incompletely or improperly attached compression connectors can pose reliability problems for the power distribution system.

  A wedge member comprising: a C-shaped member that hooks the main power conductor and the tap conductor; and a wedge member that has grooves on opposite sides that are driven through the C-shaped member and deflects the end of the C-shaped member. Also known are wedge-shaped connectors that clamp the conductor between the grooves at the end of the C-shaped member. One such wedge connector is sold by Tyco Electronics Corporation and is known as an AMPACT tap connector or a saddle connector. However, AMPACT connectors tend to be more expensive than bolted connectors or compression connectors, and special purpose tools have been developed that use explosive cylinders filled with explosives to drive wedge members into C-shaped members. .

  AMPACT connectors are believed to provide superior performance over bolted and compression connectors. For example, AMPACT connectors, unlike bolted connectors and compression connectors, result in a wiping contact surface that is stable, repeatable, and consistently applied to the conductor, and mechanical and electrical connection quality. However, it does not depend on torque requirements or the relative skill of the installer. Further, unlike the bolted connector and the compression connector, there is a certain elastic region where the end of the C-shaped member springs back due to the deformation of the end of the C-shaped member. To compensate for the relative compressive deformation or movement of the conductor.

  However, the AMPACT connector system and its special tools are an obstacle to the potential attachment of the connector. In addition, different AMPACT connectors and tools are available for various sized conductors, whereas in the field, installers, technicians and maintenance personnel will accommodate the full range of possible installation needs. As such, a large inventory of AMPACT parts would be required. Maintaining and transporting such parts inventory is impractical for some installations.

  It would be desirable to provide a low cost, more versatile wedge connector that replaces a conventional wedge connector that provides better connection performance than bolted and compression connectors.

  According to one exemplary embodiment, an electrical connector assembly is provided. The assembly includes a first conductive member having a first hook portion and a first wedge portion. The first hook portion extends from the first wedge portion and is configured to engage with the first conductor. A second conductive member having a hook portion and a wedge portion is also provided. The hook portion extends from the wedge portion and is configured to engage with the second conductor. The wedge portion of the first conductive member and the wedge portion of the second conductive member are configured to be nested with each other and are fixed to each other.

  Optionally, the first wedge portion and the second wedge portion are formed in substantially the same shape, and each wedge portion has a wiping contact surface. A fixture may couple the first wedge portion to the second wedge portion. The fixture may extend obliquely with respect to the fixture hole through which the fixture passes.

  According to another embodiment, an electrical connector assembly for a power transmission conductor is provided. The assembly has a first connector and a second connector made separately from each other. Each of these connectors has a wedge portion and a flexible groove portion extending from the wedge portion. The groove is configured to receive the conductor at a position spaced from the wedge. The wedge portion of the first conductive member and the wedge portion of the second conductive member are configured to be nested with each other and are fixed to each other. A fixture passes through each wedge portion of the first and second connectors to couple the first and second connectors together.

  According to yet another embodiment, an electrical connector assembly for a power transmission conductor is provided. The assembly includes a main power line conductor, a tap line conductor, and a first connector and a second connector manufactured separately from each other. Each of the first and second connectors has a wedge portion and a flexible groove portion extending from the wedge portion. The groove portion of the first connector receives the main power line conductor at a position spaced from the wedge portion. The groove portion of the second conductor engages with the tap wire conductor at a position away from the wedge portion. The wedge portions of the first and second connectors are in contact with each other and interfere with each other. The fixture couples the wedge portions of the first and second connectors to each other. The main power line conductor is captured between the groove portion of the first connector and the wedge portion of the second connector. The tap wire conductor is captured between the groove portion of the second connector and the wedge portion of the first connector.

  FIG. 1 is formed in accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the present invention and used as a tap connector for connecting a tap conductor 102 (shown in dashed lines in FIG. 1) to a main conductor 104 (see FIG. 1) of a power distribution system. It is an exploded view of the connector assembly 100 comprised in this way. As will be described in detail below, the connector assembly 100 provides superior performance and reliability over known bolted connectors and compression connectors, while known wedge-shaped connector systems such as, for example, the AMPACT connector system described above. Compared with, it is easy to install and low cost.

  The tap conductor 102, sometimes referred to as a distribution conductor, may be a known high voltage cable or a wire having a generally through shape in a typical embodiment. The main conductor 104 may also be a substantially cylindrical high voltage cable line. The tap conductor 102 and the main conductor 104 may be the same wire gauge or different wire gauges in different applications. Connector assembly 100 is configured to accommodate the range of wire gauges for each of tap conductor 102 and main conductor 104.

  When attached to the tap conductor 102 and the main conductor 104, the connector assembly 100 electrically connects the main conductor 104 and the tap conductor 102 to supply power from the main conductor 104 to the tap conductor 102, for example, in a power distribution system. To do. The power distribution system can have multiple main conductors 104 of the same or different wire gauges and multiple tap conductors 102 of the same or different wire gauges. The connector assembly 100 can be used to tap-connect between the main conductor 104 and the tap conductor 102 in the manner described below.

  As shown in FIG. 1, the connector assembly 100 includes a tap connector 106, a main connector 107, and a fixture 108 that couples the tap connector 106 and the main connector 107 to each other. In an exemplary embodiment, the fixture 108 is a screw member that is inserted through each connector 106, 107. A nut 109 and a washer 111 are provided to engage the end of the fixture 108 when the connectors 106, 107 are assembled. In one embodiment, the inner diameter of the fixture hole 114 is greater than the outer diameter of the fixture 108, thereby providing some degree of freedom for relative movement of the fixture 108 relative to the fixture hole 114. Although specific fasteners 108, 109, and 111 are shown in FIG. 1, it should be understood that other known fasteners may be used as needed.

  The tap connector 106 has a wedge part 110 and a groove part 112 extending from the wedge part 110. The fixture hole 114 is formed in the wedge portion 110 and penetrates the wedge portion 110. The wedge portion 110 includes a contact surface 116, a wiping contact surface 118 that is inclined with respect to the contact surface 116, and a conductor contact surface 120 that is substantially orthogonal to the contact surface 116 and extends obliquely with respect to the wiping contact surface 118. Also have.

  The groove 112 extends away from the wedge 110 and forms a groove or cradle 119 configured to receive the tap conductor 102 in a spaced relationship from the wedge 110. The distal end 122 of the groove 112 has a radial bend wrapped about 180 ° around the tap conductor 102 in one exemplary embodiment, so that the distal end 112 faces the wedge 110 and the wedge 110 is a groove or cradle. Protrudes above 119. The groove 112 is reminiscent of a hook in one embodiment. The wedge part 110 and the groove part 112 are similar to the inverted question mark shape. The tap connector 106 can be made of metal that is integrally formed and extruded with the wedge 110 and the groove 112 in a relatively simple and low cost manner.

  Similarly, the main connector 107 has a wedge part 124 and a groove part 126 extending from the wedge part 124. The fixture hole 128 is formed in the wedge portion 124 and penetrates the wedge portion 124. The wedge portion 124 includes a contact surface 130, a wiping contact surface 132 that is inclined with respect to the contact surface 130, and a conductor contact surface 134 that is substantially orthogonal to the contact surface 130 and extends obliquely with respect to the wiping contact surface 132. Also have. In one embodiment, the inner diameter of the fixture hole 128 is greater than the outer diameter of the fixture 108. Thereby, when the connectors 106 and 107 are fitted as described below, a certain degree of freedom is given to the relative movement of the fixture 108 with respect to the fixture hole 128.

  Groove 126 extends away from wedge 124 and forms a groove or cradle 136 configured to receive main conductor 104 in a spaced relationship from wedge 124. The distal end 138 of the groove 126 has a radial bend wrapped about 180 ° around the main conductor 104 in one exemplary embodiment, so that the distal end 138 faces the wedge 124 and the groove 136 is above the wedge 124. Stick out. The groove 126 is reminiscent of a hook in one embodiment. The wedge portion 124 and the groove portion 126 are similar to the inverted question mark shape. The main connector 107 can be made of metal that is integrally formed and extruded with the wedges 124 and grooves 126 in a relatively simple and low cost manner.

  The tap connector 106 and the main connector 107 are manufactured separately from each other or formed into individual connector parts and assembled together as described below. In the present specification, one typical shape of the tap connector 106 and the main connector 107 is shown. However, in other embodiments, the connectors 106 and 107 may have different shapes as necessary.

  In one embodiment, the wedge portions 110 and 124 of each of the tap connector 106 and the main connector 107 are formed in substantially the same shape, and when the connectors 106 and 107 are fitted, the wedge portions 110 and 124 of the wedge portions 110 and 124 will be described below. Have the same shape and dimensions to facilitate inter-fitting. However, the grooves 112, 126 of the connectors 106, 107 may be of different dimensions to properly engage the different sized conductors 102, 104 while maintaining substantially the same shape of the connectors 106, 107. Forming the wedges 110, 124 identically provides a hybrid and mating of connectors 106, 107 for different sized conductors 102, 104 while being repeatable and reliable connection through the wedges 110, 124. .

  As shown in FIG. 1, the tap connector 106 and the main connector 107 have fastener holes 114, 128 so that the wedge portions 112, 124 face each other and the fastener 108 can easily penetrate the fastener holes. Are substantially inverted with respect to each other in a state aligned with each other. The groove portion 112 of the tap connector 106 extends in a direction away from the wedge portion 110 along the first direction indicated by the arrow A, and the groove portion 126 of the tap connector 107 is indicated by the arrow B opposite to the arrow A. Extending from the wedge portion 124 along a second direction. Further, the groove 112 of the tap connector 106 extends around the tap conductor 102 along the circumferential direction indicated by the arrow C, while the groove 126 of the main connector 107 has an arrow D in the direction opposite to the arrow C. The circumference of the main conductor 104 extends in the circumferential direction along the direction.

  When the grooves 112, 126 are hooked on the respective conductors 102, 104 and the connectors 106, 107 are coupled together by the fixing elements 108, 109, 111, the abutment surfaces 116, 130 are shown in the perspective view and FIG. As shown in the side view of FIG. The connector assembly 100 is temporarily assembled in the configuration shown in FIGS. 2 and 3, and is relatively easily hooked on the conductors 102 and 104 in the directions of arrows C and D. As can be seen in FIG. 3, since the inner diameter of the fixture holes 114, 128 (shown by broken lines in FIG. 3) is larger than the outer diameter of the fixture 108, the fixture 108 passes through the wedge portions 110, 124. It can arrange | position in the diagonal angle direction.

  As shown in FIGS. 4 to 6, when the connectors 106 and 107 are moved to the fitting completion position due to the diameters of the large fixture holes 114 and 128 with respect to the fixture 108, the fixture 108 is inserted into the holes 114 and 128. Allows floating or oblique movement with respect to the axis. In particular, the abutment surfaces 116, 130 of the wedge portions 110, 124 are aligned with each other along the directions of arrows A and B shown in FIG. 4 until the wiping contact surfaces 118, 132 transition to the engaged state shown in FIG. Move in sliding contact. Next, the wedge portions 110 and 124 are movable in the lateral direction so as to be in a nesting or inter-fitting relationship as shown in FIG. 6 with the wiping contact surfaces 118 and 132 slidingly engaged. All of these are clearly shown in FIGS. When the fixture 108 moves from the initial position shown in FIG. 3 to the final position shown in FIG. 6, the fixture 108 self-adjusts to a position inclined with respect to the fixture hole. In the final position shown in FIG. 6, the fixture 108 extends obliquely with respect to each fixture hole 114, 128, and the nut 109 is fastened to the fixture 108 to secure the connectors 106, 107 together.

  FIG. 7 shows the connector assembly 100 in the mating completion position with the nut 109 clamped to the fixture 108. When the connectors 106, 107 are moved to the positions shown in FIGS. 4-6, the wiping contact surfaces 118, 132 are slidably engaged with each other to provide a wiping contact that ensures a sufficient electrical connection. The inclined wiping contact surfaces 118, 132 provide inclined contact surfaces that displace the conductor contact surfaces 120, 134 in opposite directions as indicated by arrows A and B when the wiping contact surfaces 118, 132 are engaged. The conductors 102 and 104 are clamped between the wedge portions 110 and 124 and the opposed groove portions 112 and 126 by the movement of the conductor contact surfaces 120 and 134 along the directions of arrows A and B which are opposite to each other. The ends 122 and 138 of the grooves 112 and 126 are adjacent to the wedge portions 110 and 124 to the fitting position shown in FIGS. As a result, the portions of the conductors 102 and 104 are substantially surrounded in the connector assembly 100. Finally, the contact surfaces 116 and 130 of the wedge portions 110 and 124 come into contact with the groove portions 126 and 112 of the opposing connectors 107 and 106, and the connectors 106 and 107 are completely fitted. In such a case, the wedge portions 110, 124 are nested, ie, fitted together, and the wiping contact surfaces 118, 132, the abutment surfaces 116, 130 and the grooves 112, 126 have a number of mechanical and An electrical contact point is provided to ensure an electrical connection between the connectors 106,107.

  6 and 7, the main conductor 104 is captured between the groove portion 126 of the main connector 107 and the conductor contact surface 120 of the groove portion 110 of the tap connector. Similarly, the tap conductor 102 is captured between the groove 112 of the tap connector 106 and the conductor contact surface 134 of the groove 124 of the main connector. Thus, the wedge portion 110 of the tap connector 106 clamps the main conductor 104 with respect to the groove portion 126 of the main connector 107 in the direction of arrow A. The clamping force of the wedge portion 110 against the main conductor 104 now elastically deflects the groove portion 126 in the radial direction indicated by the arrow E that is opposite to the direction of the arrow D. Here, the arrow D direction is a direction in which the groove portion 126 of the main conductor extends around the main conductor 104. The combination of wedge clamping force and groove 126 deflection, in an exemplary embodiment that ensures sufficient electrical contact force and connectivity between the main conductor 104 and connector assembly 100, is approximately 17.8 kN (4000 lbs). A large applied force is applied with an order clamping force. Further, the elastic deflection of the groove 126 provides tolerance for deformation or compression of the main conductor 104 over time. This is because the groove 126 effectively returns along the direction of arrow D when the main conductor 104 is deformed by a compressive force. The actual clamping force can be small in such conditions, but not in an amount that would compromise the integrity of the electrical connection.

  Similarly, the wedge portion 124 of the main connector 107 clamps the tap 102 with respect to the groove portion 112 of the tap connector 106 in the direction of arrow B. The clamping force of the wedge portion 124 against the tap conductor 102 now elastically deflects the groove portion 112 in the radial direction indicated by the arrow F opposite to the direction of the arrow C. Here, the arrow C direction is a direction in which the groove portion 112 of the tap conductor extends around the tap conductor 102. The combination of wedge clamping force and groove 112 deflection, in an exemplary embodiment that ensures sufficient electrical contact force and connectivity between the tap conductor 102 and connector assembly 100, is approximately 17.8 kN (4000 lbs). A large applied force is applied with an order clamping force. Further, the elastic deflection of the groove 112 provides tolerance for deformation or compression of the tap conductor 102 over time. This is because the groove 112 simply returns along the direction of arrow D when the tap conductor 102 is deformed by a compressive force. The actual clamping force can be small in such conditions, but not in an amount that would compromise the integrity of the electrical connection.

  It will be appreciated that the effective clamping force on the conductor depends on the wedge shape, groove dimensions, and the dimensions of the conductor used with the connector assembly 100. Thus, when the connectors 106, 107 are used in the combinations described above, for example, by strategic selection of the angle for the wiping contact surfaces 118, 130 and the radius and thickness of the curved ends 122, 138 of the connector. Some clamping force can be realized.

  Unlike known bolted connectors, the torque requirements required to tighten the fixture 108 are not necessary for a satisfactory installation of the connector assembly 100. When the contact surfaces 116 and 130 of the wedge portions 110 and 124 come into contact with the groove portions 126 and 112, the fitting of the connector assembly 100 is completed. The combination of the wedge elements 110 and 124 for bending the fixing elements 108 and 109 and the grooves 112 and 126 allows the connectors 106 and 107 to be attached by hand tools, such as the explosive cylinder tool of the AMPACT connector system. Use of special tools is avoided.

  The flexible grooves 112 and 126 in the individual connector parts allow the connectors 106 and 107 to accommodate a wide range of conductor dimensions or gauges compared to conventional wedge connectors. Further, even if several versions of connectors 106, 107 are provided for mounting to different conductor dimensions or gauges, assembly 100 is conventional, for example, to accommodate the full range of on-site mounting. Less parts inventory is required by comparison. That is, the connector parts group having wedge portions of the same size and shape are relatively small and can effectively replace the large parts group known in the prior wedge connector system.

  Thus, the connector assembly 100 is believed to provide the performance of a conventional wedge connector system with a low cost connector assembly that does not require large parts inventory to meet special tool and installation needs. Using a low cost extrusion fabrication process and known fixtures, the connector assembly 100 is bolts known in the art while increasing repeatability and reliability when the connector assembly 100 is installed and used. It can be provided at a cost similar to that of the fastening type connector and the compression type connector. The combination of wedge action of the connectors 106, 107 provides a reliable and constant clamping force for the conductors 102, 104, and the clamping force during installation is better than any known bolted connector system or compression connector system. The fluctuation of is small.

  While the invention has been described in specific embodiments, those skilled in the art will recognize that the invention can be practiced with modification within the spirit and scope of the claims.

1 is a perspective view showing a connector formed in accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the present invention. FIG. It is a perspective view which shows the non-fitting state of the assembly shown by FIG. FIG. 3 is a side view showing a first stage of attachment of the assembly shown in FIG. 2. FIG. 3 is a side view showing a second stage of attachment of the assembly shown in FIG. 2. FIG. 3 is a side view showing a third stage of attachment of the assembly shown in FIG. 2. FIG. 6 is a side view showing a fourth stage of attachment of the assembly shown in FIG. 2. FIG. 3 is a side view showing a fitting completion state of attachment of the assembly shown in FIG. 2.

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100 Electrical connector assembly 102 Tap conductor (first conductor)
104 Main conductor (second conductor)
106 Tap connector (first conductive member, first connector)
107 Main connector (second conductive member, second connector)
108 Fixing tool 110 First wedge portion 112 Groove portion (first hook portion, flexible groove portion)
114 Fixing hole 118 Wiping contact surface 120 First conductor contact surface 122 Terminal 124 Second wedge portion 126 Groove portion (second hook portion, flexible groove portion)
128 Fixing hole 132 Wiping contact surface 134 Second conductor contact surface 138 End

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  1. A first conductive member having a first hook portion and a first wedge portion, wherein the first hook portion extends from the first wedge portion and is configured to engage with a first conductor. 1 conductive member;
    A second conductive member having a second hook portion and a second wedge portion, wherein the second hook portion extends from the second wedge portion and is configured to engage with a second conductor. An electrical connector assembly comprising two conductive members,
    The electrical connector assembly, wherein the first wedge portion of the first conductive member and the second wedge portion of the second conductive member are configured to be nested with each other and are fixed to each other.
  2. The first hook portion extends in a direction away from the first wedge portion along a first direction;
    2. The electrical connector assembly according to claim 1, wherein the second hook portion extends from the second wedge portion along a second direction opposite to the first direction.
  3. The first hook portion is configured to extend around the first conductor along a first direction;
    2. The electrical connector set according to claim 1, wherein the second hook portion is configured to extend around the second conductor along a second direction opposite to the first direction. 3. Solid.
  4.   2. The electrical connector assembly according to claim 1, wherein the first wedge portion and the second wedge portion are formed in substantially the same shape.
  5.   The electrical connector assembly according to claim 1, wherein each of the first wedge portion and the second wedge portion has a wiping contact surface.
  6.   The electrical connector assembly according to claim 1, further comprising a fixture for coupling the first wedge portion to the second wedge portion.
  7. The first wedge part and the second wedge part each have a fixture hole,
    The electrical connector assembly further includes a fixture penetrating the fixture holes of the first wedge portion and the second wedge portion,
    The electrical connector assembly according to claim 1, wherein the fixture extends obliquely with respect to each of the fixture holes.
  8. The first wedge portion includes a first conductor contact surface,
    The second wedge portion includes a second conductor contact surface,
    The first conductor contact surface is disposed adjacent to the second hook portion, and the second conductor contact surface is disposed adjacent to the first hook portion. Electrical connector assembly.
  9. An electrical connector assembly for a power transmission conductor,
    A first connector and a second connector manufactured separately from each other, each of the first connector and the second connector including a wedge portion and a flexible groove portion extending from the wedge portion, and the groove portion includes the wedge portion. The first portion is configured to receive a conductor apart from the portion, and the wedge portion of the first connector and the wedge portion of the second connector are configured to be nested with each other and fixed to each other. A connector and the second connector;
    An electrical connector assembly, comprising: a fixture that passes through the wedge portion of each of the first connector and the second connector and couples the first connector and the second connector to each other.
  10. The groove portion of the first connector extends around the first conductor in a first radial direction;
    The electrical connector assembly according to claim 9, wherein the groove portion of the second connector extends around the second conductor in a second radial direction opposite to the first radial direction.
  11.   The electrical connector assembly according to claim 9, wherein the groove portion of each of the first connector and the second connector has an end wound around the conductor.
  12. The groove of each of the first connector and the second connector has an end;
    The end of the first connector faces the wedge portion of the second connector;
    The electrical connector assembly according to claim 9, wherein the end of the second connector faces the wedge portion of the first connector.
  13.   The electrical connector assembly according to claim 9, wherein the wedge portions of the first connector and the second connector are formed in substantially the same shape.
  14.   The electrical connector assembly according to claim 9, wherein the wedge portions of the first connector and the second connector have wiping contact surfaces.
  15. The first wedge part and the second wedge part each have a fixture hole,
    The fixture passes through the fixture hole of the wedge portion,
    The electrical connector assembly according to claim 9, wherein the fixture extends obliquely with respect to each of the fixture holes.
  16. The wedge portion of each of the first connector and the second connector includes a conductor contact surface,
    The electrical connector assembly according to claim 9, wherein the conductor contact surfaces of each of the first connector and the second connector extend in directions away from each other.
  17. An electrical connector system for power transmission,
    A main power line conductor;
    A tap wire conductor;
    A first connector and a second connector, which are manufactured separately from each other and have a wedge portion and a flexible groove portion extending from the wedge portion, respectively, wherein the groove portion of the first connector is spaced apart from the wedge portion and The power connector is configured to receive a power line conductor, and the groove portion of the second connector is configured to receive the tap wire conductor away from the wedge portion, and the first connector and the second connector. The wedge portion abuts and interferes with each other, the first connector and the second connector;
    An electrical connector system comprising a fixture for coupling the wedge portions of the first connector and the second connector to each other,
    The main power line conductor is captured between the groove portion of the first connector and the wedge portion of the second connector;
    The electrical connector system, wherein the tap wire conductor is captured between the groove portion of the second connector and the wedge portion of the first connector.
  18. The groove of the first connector extends around the first conductor in a first direction;
    The electrical connector system according to claim 17, wherein the groove portion of the second connector extends around the second conductor in a second direction opposite to the first direction.
  19.   18. The electrical connector system according to claim 17, wherein the wedge portions of the first connector and the second connector are formed in substantially the same shape.
  20.   18. The electrical connector system according to claim 17, wherein the wedge portions of the first connector and the second connector have a wiping contact surface.
  21. The first and second wedge parts each have a fixture hole,
    The fixture passes through the fixture hole of the wedge portion,
    The electrical connector system according to claim 17, wherein the fixture extends obliquely with respect to each of the fixture holes.
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